Friday, October 31, 2014

Pat Pauly Workshop and Lecture a Success in Langley, B.C.

Pat Pauly - website photo

Artist Pat Pauly brought her talent for improvisation, use of bold colour and unusual fabric combinations to a two-day workshop for SAQA members in B.C. on October 10 and 11, when she taught her "Cutting up the 'Pretties'" workshop.

SAQA WC Co-Rep (B.C.), Katie Stein Sather, reported that 17 or 18 of the 20 registered participants made it to the workshop proper, and 50 attended the Friday night lecture -- this, on the eve of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend!  Katie described the workshop experience thus:
We worked through some design exercises, first tearing up strips of calendar photos and glueing them on to 4" x 6" cards. Quickly, several of them. Then using a 5" x 8" card, using both paper and cloth, created a slightly larger one.  Then we enlarged our favourite using tracing paper and freezer paper (for patterns) to make into a cloth piece. 

Some loved the design exercises, but found the detail in the photos too difficult to render into cloth in the end. Some were able to translate it all well.
Thanks to member Jennifer Cooper for these photos, which illustrate what Katie described:

Pat's technique - making a 4" x 6" design from calendar pictures
This is Jan Kuyelka's sample

Karen Johnson, playing with her "pretties"
Jan K's freezer paper design
There was colourful fabric everywhere...

Judy Leslie's design wall
and chair...
and table...
and floor...
Pat's "selfie" taken the evening of her lecture captures the enthusiasm of the group that ran through the two-day artists' "date"...

At the Lecture with Pat Pauly (lower right corner)
Looks like a good time was definitely had by all!

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